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September 30, 2011

Special Someone Saturday ! (Kick Off) #1

Hey Guys,
It's me Fishy...AGAIN ! xD I have decided to have a weekly post every Saturday where I can just gush, on and on and on over guys and gals I have met this week! As you can tell from my reviews I love to gush over guys, and sometimes some Kick-butt girls. Every week I will have a new question up for you to answer with your post...And I will feature one Blogger's post every week!


Hehe, So here are the details...
~ You can join me and gush over amazing people on your blogs :D
~Just fill out the link on the bottom :D
~ We can make this a follow blog hop, so people can jump post to post and visit your amazing blog!
~And lastly add this button if you would like ! Or you can make your own !

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So Here is Our Kick Off Question ! : 
Who is your all time favorite character in the world? And why Him(Her)? ( And it would be awesome if you put a picture too, of what you think they look like!)


~Fishy >O



September 28, 2011

Cover Re-Design

Princess Bookie is Holding a Cover Re-design contest, and you can probably guess from the post....I am Participating! While doing Homework I Decided to take a break, and well make a Redesign of the Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton Cover. Blood Magic came out earlier this year, and well, sadly, I still have not read it. My library hasn't gotten it yet, so when it does i hope to read it asap! So Here are the covers ! 

The Original Cover (Paperback edition) : 
Blood Magic

And My Re-Designed and "Fishy-fied" Cover! 


So this is my version of Blood Magic's cover! I felt my new cover matched the book pretty well ( based on reviews and summaries) and I am really happy with how it turned out! (I love simplicity) I would love feedback on how you think it is ! 
And can you guys vote for my cover when the time comes ! Thanks ! 

~Fishy >O

September 25, 2011

Review of Shatter Me


*There is minor language...so watch out for that*




Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
       The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.
        Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
Of all things awesome, Tahereh Mafi, captured it all! This book had everything...such as : 
  • Strong plot 
  • amazing Characters
  • A lead female who is witty, smart, and has the ability to say no
  • An Amazing guy, who is just to damn hot ! (mind my language) 
  • An awesome villain who is witty, and sarcastic ( brought lots of humor, which was good)
That was my 5 main bullet points why this book was awesome. But that doesn't some up everything, not even close to everything! I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Shatter Me, and wow it is phenomenal!
    The plot starts off strong, I love the fact Juliette would say something, but means something else. Like one of favorite parts she goes..."He's Gorgeous Dangerous..." Juliette (writes/ talks/ thinks) like this through the whole book, which adds a great effect. Juliette may something and worry about something else. It makes her seem so teenager-ish and mature but immature. Juliette is the type of girl, all girls should want to be. Not the fact she is considered a "criminal" , but the fact, she is sweet, and caring, but she is strong. Her strength is endless, when everyone hates Juliette, she still continues to care for others, and continues to try to fit in. When mister bad guy (Waren) asks her to do certain things ( will not say what, since you need to read the book to know) she becomes all feisty and gets her job done first.  She saves people, and she is just totally kick butt since she can break a wall of concrete! She is strong mentally, and physically! If i was a guy i would totally fall head over heals for her....plus she is pretty according to 3 diffrent people..sooo hmmmm... lol
     But Juliette is great no doubt, but for me Adam is way better. I finally found a fictitious guy who follows every criteria I look for in a guy. He contains all four "S" (s) which are
  • Sweet
  • Smart
  • Sensitive
  • So Damn sexy ;)
He is a just....WOW! He is the tall, dark and handsome...and he has the blue eyes :D! Now that makes me happy, as you can tell from previous reviews I love guys with, dark hair and blue/ green eyes. Once you read Shatter Me you will completely understand why I love him! 
          But not only is there Adam...There is also Waren and Kenji. So Waren may be evil, and Keji might be a smart ass....but both of them are way to funny! I love their sarcastic charm. There are some parts where i don't care if Waren is evil, he has to much charm! ( Yes, I do like the bad-boy type FYI lol). And then other times I think Kenji's flirting is too funny. So this book has three charming guys, all three hot, one is the sweet amazing later to be boyfriend, then the evil 19 year old who wants the girl, and then the boyfriends best friend. It is too awesome! 
           Shatter me ended up being a great book, and an amazing read! Though in the middle, I felt that the book began to drag for a little bit. Which brought down form the book, but then it picks up again, and then it becomes awesome lol. SO overall Shatter Me is phenomenal, and Tahereh Mafi is kick butt for writing this book! I would give Shatter Me a 4.5 /5 only because i felt like it dragged a little bit, but if those 30 pages werent there this book would totally be a 5! It is amazing and this book and comes out on November 15 ! so pre-order it, and buy it when it comes out!  

~Fishy >O

September 23, 2011

A Week Under the Sea Number 8 9/23/11



*Ignore The Fact I called it IMM number 7...My brain was not working....AND I GOT CLOSET DOORS! *


Won
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Fogive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs (Hardcover)
Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs (ARC)
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (ARC)
Abandon by Meg Cabot 
My Name is Mina by David Almond
In Blackness by U.L. Harper
Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby
Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi
Dear Bully (there are 70 authors...not listing all of them ;] ) 
Fateful by Claudia Gray
Dumplings Days by Grace Lin 
Fat Vampire by Adam Rex
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson






~Fishy >O

September 22, 2011

Follow Friday (1)



Friday is hosted by Parajunkee. This is a great way to connect with other bloggers in the blogosphere.
This week's question is:

Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?
There are so many books, I love to read no doubt about it....but there are some that I can read over and over and over and over...and Never get tired of them! A Series I can just read over and over are The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and the Prequel series of The Infernal Devices. 


But Book that I Have read almost 30 times, and i can still read it is Unwind by Neal Shusterman! Oh how I love that Book! And Neal is also turning this into a series with the next book coming out late called Unholy!
 Unwind (Unwind, #1)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)







~Fishy >O

Box of ARCs Giveaway!

There is an Awesome Giveaway going on....See what you can win!

Prize Pack A:



*an ARC of Dark Eden by Patrick Carman
*an ARC of Dark Passage by M.J. Putney
*an ARC of The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
*an ARC of The Plague Year by Edward Bloor

Prize Pack B:



*an ARC of The Apothecary by Maile Meloy and Ian Schoenherr
*an ARC of Eve by Anna Carey
*an ARC of The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
*an ARC of Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer



Click on this link to go to the giveaway! http://addicted2novels.blogspot.com/2011/09/box-of-arcs-giveaway.html
~Fishy >O

September 20, 2011

Review of A Need So Beautiful

A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1)

We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.

    So after seeing some intense scene tweets by Suzanne Young and reading multiple positive reviews for A Need So Beautiful, well of course I had to read it. And well this past weekend, I Stayed up and finished this book. Right off the bat, this book is one of those books, you read, and when you reach the ending, you realize it's done. This is one of those type of books that you read, and don't realize you just finished. While reading I seriously never realized how quick I was reading.
     I thought while reading it would be 3 in the morning but it would only be 1! It is such a quick book to get through! The concept of the Forgotten was also awesome. While reading i started to feel depressed. Poor Charlotte had to make the worst decisions, and trying to place myself in her position I felt her pain. But, with all the Pain there was some awesome smooching scenes ;). 
     And well the Guy in charge, was Harlan. He is the sweet sensitive biker bad-boy. He is so romantic! so looks I saw him decent looking (normal not overly hot) but his personality charmed me.He has that over protective boyfriend personality, but he still give the girl freedom. He literally has the perfect personality for sure. 
     Overall I enjoyed the book, and I need the Second installment now! I can't wait till 2012! I would give A need So Beautiful 3.5 or a 4/5 . This book was great but there is always room for improvement! Otherwise this is a great books, and I recommend it to everyone looking for a moving read! :) 


~Fishy >O

September 19, 2011

Review: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

September 18, 2011

Review of Imaginary Girls




Chloe's older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can't be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby's friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.
But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.
With palpable drama and delicious craft, Nova Ren Suma bursts onto the YA scene with the story that everyone will be talking about.
   Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma...is not your typical YA novel. It makes you think, and while reading you feel this chilling feeling. The book itself, was very intriguing. And I ended up being interested in the book right away. I can't say it's the best book I have read all year, but it is not bad. 
    The book was a wee bit slow in the begging, not very slow but for a while, i was craving for more story and less about how Chloe saying how great Ruby was. After about 200 pages or so, the book becomes difficult to put down (for me at least). The story it self is so chilling, and there is so much mystery you end up reading it just to know what happens!
     The book does get annoying at times, when Chloe is always following Ruby, but it also sweet how much she looks up to her sister. While reading, I felt as clueless as Chloe. The Mystery just killed me basically, and when the book finished, there were a couple of unanswered questions, but the book itself made up for it. 
       Imaginary Girls flowed so beautifully, and was so powerful. When most books in YA have hot guys (not that I oppose), romance, and happily ever afters, Nova Ren Suma was able to create a book that was basically completely different from the usual YA. Technically as well the language, and wholeness of the book was very complete.This book is not meant for everyone, but if you enjoy something meaningful, chilling, different, and powerful~ you will enjoy this book. This Book is already out, and it is a changing read for sure :). I would rate this book 4/5 and i hope to see more from Nova soon :) . 
~Fishy >O

September 16, 2011

Review of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography,Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

       Hearing such great reviews all over the blogosphere,  Goodreads, and elsewhere I decided this book must be read. Lucky enough last week receiving it in my mail box, I was able to get started on it right away! And Well this Book is Just amazing ! 
      I have never read anything this unusual, this different, and this scary in a sense ever in Ya fiction or any kind of fiction...IT WAS FANTASTIC! First of all there are way to many reasons why this book is jut as amazing as it is, such as;

  • It had amazing language, and while reading it, It didn't feel like reading YA, but it was! It wasn't overly mature, and there was great comedy
  • The Pictures were an amazing touch to the story. It made the book seem authentic, and so real!
  • There was a little bit of romace, and with that romance there was comedy, which made it a read that can be loved by all ages.
  • Characters were well developed, and you can easily picture each character ( the pictures helped). Each character had a distinct personality, and each Peculiar child was so unique and lovable...most of them
  • The plot, grabbed you pretty quick, and it is difficult to put the book down afterwords
  • Lastly, The whole mystery and discovery aspect allowed you to connect with the main characters, which made reading it way more entertaining. 
So As you can see... I adored this book! I can only see say go get yourself a copy because it is totally worth it ! So Yes this may be a short Review, but for This books, i am at a loss of words, and you just need to read the book, and discover the magic :D ! I would absolutely positively give this book a 5/5 ! And now I need a Sequel ASAP!



~Fishy >O

September 11, 2011

Review: Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

 Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

September 10, 2011

A Week Under the Sea # 7 September 10,2011

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi@ The Story Siren, its purpose is to encourage blogger interaction, as well as highlight books for our readers. IMM is not only for books you have received through the mail, but also library, borrowed, and bought books.


Thanks for watching guys ! 

~Fishy >O

September 8, 2011

Orange County Children's Book Festival

This October, there will be an amazing book festival in Southern California! The Orange County Childrens Book Festival has an amazing Teen/ YA Panel with amazing authors and Books ! This whole event is Free to the public as well, so come and join the fun and share your love of books ! The Event runs from 9:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon ( and it is on a Sunday) ! For more info click HERE

Here is some of the great Panel ! : 


Greg Taylor - Killer Pizza Series
Helen Stringer - SpellBinder and Midnight Gate
Greg van Eekhout - Kid vs Squid and The Boy At The End Of The World
Mark Jeffreys - Max Quick
PJ Haarsma - The Soft Wire
Frank Beddor - Looking Glass Wars Series 
Lisi Harrison & Garret - Monster High Dolls Designer, Mattel - Monster High
Holly Goldberg Sloan - I’ll Be There
Heidi Kling (Moderator) Sea - Truth and Dare - Visitors Guide To Mystic Falls
Jessi Kirby - Moonglass
Lindsey Leavitt - Sean Griswold’s Head and Princess For Hire Series
Kirsten Hubbard - Like Mandarin
Andrew Smith - Marbury Lens and Stick
Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (Fug Girls) - Spoiled
DJ MacHale - Monster Princess 
Kailin Gow - Fire Wars
Kami Garcia Reading Beautiful Chaos 
Inara Scott - Delacroix Academy
Cindy Pon - Kingdom of Xia Series
Jeff Mariotte - Dark Vengence
Gretchen McNeil - Possess
Lisa Desrochers - Personal Demons and Original Sin
Katie Alender - Bad Girls Don’t Die - From Bad To Cursed
Nancy Holder - Chicks Kick Butt - Damned (Crusade Ser.) - Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chron.)

Isn't This Great !! Come and Join If you can, let's make this year great ! 




~Fishy >O

September 6, 2011

More Winners of the Underwater Adventures Read-a-thon !

Blog-Hop and Read-a-thon !
Now Here are the Winners of the Underwater Adventures Read-a-thon ! Congrats to all the people who read these past 5 days and thanks for entering !! There will be more giveaways soon, and Congrats once again! 

Winner of the Harper Collin Grab Bag : EveryDayReading 
Winner of Hand Made Bookmarks :Angel C 
Winner of Under Water book of their choice: Little Bookie 


*Winners : you have 48 hours (2 days) to respond to the emails i have sent you, otherwise new winners will be picked ! 

~Fishy >O

Review: Secrets and Shadows (13 to Life #2) by Shannon Delany

Nothing’s simple when you run with werewolves. Jess Gillmansen thinks she’s seen it all but her eyes are about to be opened to even more danger and a reality far more paranormal than she’s suspected. With Jess’s realization that the Rusakovas’ mother is still alive and imprisoned, the group’s choices become harder and trust more important. Lines are drawn and relationships change as the broken Rusakova family struggles to reunite long enough to free their mother and people who Jess always just took to be normal people show themselves to be much, much more.

Winner of the Under Water Adventure Blog Hop!


 Blog-Hop and Read-a-thon !
Hey guys Remember that $10 dollar Gift Card i was Offering to Amazing or Book Depository....
Well We Have a Winner !!! And They are ....

Marisa 

congrats Marisa You have 48 hours to respond to your email, or I will pick a new winner! And Congrats and thank you to all who entered ! 



~Fishy >O

September 5, 2011

Review: Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver


Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice,until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone.

That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable.

Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver comes a luminous and magnificent novel that glows with rare magic, ghostly wonders, and a true friendship that lights even the darkest of places.

September 4, 2011

A Week Under the Sea #6 or 7 September 4,2011

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi@ The Story Siren, its purpose is to encourage blogger interaction, as well as highlight books for our readers. IMM is not only for books you have received through the mail, but also library, borrowed, and bought books.

And remember to turn on your speakers louder...because I was talking a bit quiet...



Bought:
The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate 
Incendiary by Chris Cleave 
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
A Need so Beautiful by Suzzane Young  
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Tentacles by Roland Smith

Gifted/#RAK: 
(Thanks Zareen)
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The Bestest Ramadan Ever by Medeia Sharif

Won:
ARC of The color of Fire by Ann Rinaldi (thanks Nora)
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey (thanks Rachel)

For Review:
Swirls The Outsiders Trilogy #1 By F. A. Hershey 

Seranfyll 

By Christina Daley
The Raie' Chaelia by Melissa Douthit


~Fishy >O

September 1, 2011

August RAK wrap up !

So August Is over and well that means....I do a wrap up post on how awesome people are ! 
This time I'm doing my RAK on time since I know what i got ;) 
So thank you to....

for getting me :
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
A hard-back of

Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.
A Paperback of
Despite wanting to send a RAK or two, it was kinda hard due to the fact I was in India most of the time...so i really didn't have money....and also the fact that my parents wonder why I get so many books....they say i focus to much on this ( but anyways...beside the point) So unfortunately i couldn't complete and RAK wishes because I was broke, on vacation, and well didn't have a ride to the book store....Thanks everyone for completing my RAK wishes ! And I hope to complete some of yours as well! And Don't forget to sign-up for the September RAK ! 



~Fishy >O

Underwater Adventures Kick off and Giveaway !


HEY GUYS ! 
Today is the day we start the Underwater Adventures Read-a-thon !!!! 
I have a stack of "fishy" books just waiting to be read! 
If you haven't signed up you still can and join the fun ! 

So here are some rules: 
at the end of the read-a-thon create a post or tweet telling what you read,
 so I can enter you in the Giveaways! 
Also just have fun with it ! and while updating on twitter use the hashtag #underwateradventures ! 
And lastly, just have a blast ! 

Now Since this is NOT ONLY a Read-a-thon....there is also a blog hop!! 
So here is the giveaway on my blog : 

Enter to win 15 dollars to the Book Depository or Amazon ! as well as 5 handmade books marks (which are pretty cute) ! 

and all you have to do is...

your main entry- your name and email address (so i can contact you if you win)
+1 if you are signed up for the read-a-thon
+1 if you tweet about it 
+3 Advertise about the blog hop / read-a-thon on your blog 
+2 follow me via GFC :D 

Thanks ! 

and here are link to the other blogs ! 





~Fishy >O